Mistrial declared in officer sex assault case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) -- A mistrial has been declared after the Denver
police department told a judge they had trouble finding a recording
of an interview with a Denver police officer accused of coercing a
woman under arrest into performing a sex act to avoid going to
jail.
Denver District Court Judge Robert Mcgahey chastised prosecutors
and the police department for sloppy police work after they waited
more than a year to disclose evidence against 31-year-old Hector
Paez.
The woman told investigators Paez arrested her and took her to
an isolated area where the alleged assault happened in may of last
year.
According to the Denver Post, the evidence turned up just days
before the trial was set to begin.


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